New Malaysian airline's plane catches fire

2014-03-26 09:13

Kuala Lumpur — A plane from a new Malaysian airline has been forced to turn back on a domestic flight because one of its engines caught fire.

Malindo Air says in a statement that the plane landed safely and no one was hurt in Wednesday's incident.

The scare comes as Malaysia searches for the wreckage of a Malaysia Airlines jet that went missing March 8 with 239 on board.

Malindo, which was set up one year ago, says the plane was on its way from Subang Airport near Kuala Lumpur to Terengganu on Malaysia's east coast when the aircraft's fire detection system was activated.

The airline says the pilot landed "without any further incident and no one was hurt." It says the cause of the fire was not known yet.

- AP
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